While digital and physical sales of Saints Row reboot came in at a strong second place in both the US and European markets, the open-world crime simulator was snubbed at number one by Madden NFL 23 and Grand Theft Auto V, respectively. While second place isn’t bad, Saints Row the reboot was actually a bit of a failure, at least as far as Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors was concerned.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz7.7 million games sold in European territories tracked in August and 2013 Grand Theft Auto V lead the pack. Saints Row came in at number two, sandwiched between Rockstar’s mega hit and FIFA 22. And in the States, The Chronicle of Video Games has the NDP stats, which show the crime restart is losing out Madden NFL 23. Quite a duo: Madden NFL 23 he had bad reviewsand GTA V it came out (expires) nine years ago.
to be fair, Saints Row didn’t launch until August 23rd, while GTA V was of course available throughout the month. (Madden appeared on August 19.) But Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors also seems pretty weak in his performance. Axios“, reports Stephen Totilo that during a call to investors today, Wingefors described the crime simulator reboot as “one of the most difficult” for the company to see a return. He hopes to see a “bigger reception” of the game, and that while it’s certainly won over some players, many others haven’t been convinced.
However, it was not all dark. Wingefors stressed that the company had to “wait until the November quarterly report to have more details”. When asked about the future of the franchise, Wingefors highlighted his confidence in those working on the game and said that any potential decision is uncertain at the moment.
the years 2022 Saints Rowa reboot of the long-running open-world crime series, has fought an uphill battle ever since its somewhat polarizing revelation last year. Although the series has always played second fiddle to GTA titan, his reappearance it was not very well received by both critics and fanshowever my boxthis is Zack Zwiezen I thought it was quite a fun moment.
It is one thing to contemplate what modern Saints Row it should look and perform to be as popular with players as it once was; it’s another to think about how something at this point could destroy something that remains as remarkably popular as Grand Theft Auto V. Apart, that is, from her recent-leak-in-all-hell continuation.